Application for summary judgment:
Court Dispute Resolution ('CDR') is a process that serves as an alternative to litigation in resolving civil disputes. These processes are convenient and they provide fast, effective, efficient and above all, consensual solutions to the conflict. These processes also incur no expenses to the disputants as they are provided free of charge. The aim of CDR is to enable the parties, through co-operation, mediation, negotiation and compromise, to attain a win-win result in disputes.
CDR fundamentally entails the parties attending a Mediation Session, presided by an impartial Settlement Judge who manages the discussions but leaves the decision-making to the parties themselves.
CDR is an alternative to the adjudication process. It is based within the Court system and conducted by a District Judge. The process is designed to encourage litigants and solicitors to negotiate freely before the settlement judge. If the dispute cannot be resolved, the case will be assigned to another judge for trial.